Sumary of Kurobe Dam to open to public in 2024:
- Kurobe Dam in Toyama Prefecture is consistently ranked as one of Japan’s best sightseeing spots to check out if you’re on a budget, and it’s not hard to see why.
- Used in tandem with a hydropower plant, the Kurobe Dam helps provide electricity all over the Kansai region and is widely accredited with helping power Japan’s economic boom back in the 1960’s.
- Up until now, the dam could only be seen from a distance via the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, as access to the Kurobe Dam has been limited to those working for the Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO).
- Anyone wishing to see the hydropower plant from inside could enter the Kurobe Route Tour lottery, but now, thanks to an arrangement with KEPCO, the Kurobe Route will be opening its doors to the general public in 2024. ▼ Previously, you could only view Kurobe Dam from afar, via the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
- ▼ The Kurobe Route is made up of a lot of underground tunnels.
- The Kurobe Route connects Keyakidaira Station to Kurobe Dam station, and visitors will travel through a series of tunnels via a construction trolley, shaft elevator, storage battery train, cable car, and a special bus.